Where To Rent Jet Skis In North Myrtle Beach

Few things can be as fun as driving a high-speed jet ski on the sea. Whether it’s speeding over the waves or using it to follow the whales, renting a jet ski is a great way to spend a sunny day at the beach. North Myrtle Beach is an excellent vacation spot that is best experienced when driving a high-octane watercraft, with the sun on your skin and the breeze blowing through your hair. There’s a lot of jet ski rentals available near the beach. Too many, in fact, for a newly arrived tourist to know which to pick. Which is why we’ve done your homework for you and found the 3 best North Myrtle Beach jet ski rentals.

Action Water Sportz

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Action Water Sportz is a jet ski rental business that caters to families and large groups. The company’s jet skis can carry as much as 3 passengers per vehicle, so you can easily use them to explore and transport your family to the remote islands and beaches that land based tourists don’t have access to.

Depending on your needs, jet Skis can be rented by half-an-hour, an hour, or two hours. Riders must be at least 16 years old to ride alone, but kids of any age can ride if they’re accompanied by an adult. Expert guides are available for tours and are always on the water in case that you need any help. They also plan and guide regular whale and dolphin watch trips, where you can experience and interact with these beautiful animals in their natural environment.

1525 13th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 280-4100
https://www.actionwatersportz.com/

Thomas Outdoor Water Sports

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This family operated business has a long history renting watercraft in the area and a perfect safety record without any accidents. Part of the reason for their success is their commitment to use only the best equipment. Which is why they sell their fleet every year and actualize it with the latest jet ski models.

Their jet ski fleet is also kept in excellent conditions, thanks to regular check-ups and repairs. For extra security, the staff is always in the water and ready to help the clients at the smallest sign of trouble. Guides are also available if you want to take the adventure to the next level and head to the ocean, where you can get your adrenaline rush by jumping trough bigger waves. They also offer Dolphin tours where you can watch and even interact with wild dolphins first hand.

2201 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 280-2448
http://www.mbjetski.com/

Island Adventure Watersports

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With a fleet of state-of-the-art jet skis and long experience in the watercraft rental business, Island Adventure Watersports offers one of the best ways to have fun in the water safely. Their fleet of Yamaha VX Deluxe jet skis can carry up to 3 passengers per vehicle and travel as fast as 53 MPH, making them an excellent choice to explore the area or just speed through the waves for fun.

Each vehicle comes with everything you need, including safety gear, life jackets, and a full tank of gas. Guides are available and the staff is always nearby, ready to help you in case you have any problem. They also offer both ocean and backcountry tours, where you can see and experience South Carolina’s rich biodiversity first hand. Rentals are done on a first come, first served basis although it’s better to make reservations beforehand.

5843 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 650-7003
http://www.islandadventurewatersports.com/

Local’s Favorites: The Best Seafood Restaurants In North Myrtle Beach

Are you planning to visit North Myrtle Beach? If you are, then you should ensure that you enjoy some of the seafood prepared by the best restaurants in the area. While there is no shortage of places along the beach to find seafood, local North Myrtle Beach residents seem to have a few favorites we’d like to share with you. Here are the top 5 North Myrtle Beach seafood restaurants to visit during your visit (in no order).

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Duffy Street Seafood Shack

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This Cherry Grove area restaurant offers great seafood with the southern style we’ve come to love. If you want to enjoy your stay in the beach, you should ensure that you visit this restaurant since you will always be met with the quality that would match your expectations. In addition, you should remember that Duffy Street Seafood Shack restaurant has some of the trained chefs who will ensure that you enjoy stay in the city.

When you visit the restaurant, the staff will ensure that they offer great services and excellent seafood at reasonable prices.

The popular Onion Rings will have you wanting to come back again later that day just to taste the deep-fried goodness all over again. We’re also partial to the popular steamed Oysters — 12 fresh served with crackers and sauce/butter for just $12.99 is a great value.

Sea Merchants Restaurant

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Sea Merchants Restaurant has been operating for over 25 years, but many visitors to the beach don’t even know about it! Sea Merchants Restaurant is definitely a wonderful place for families to go. The seafood is uniquely different at the same time spectacularly delicious. When you visit them, you will find that wait staff are full of personality, helpful, and really love their time helping you pick the perfect dish.

Atmosphere of the restaurant is an older style, fireplace, wooden table, cloth napkins. When you visit, you will enjoy yummy tasty shrimp and tasteful scallops that makes them a perfect place if you love unique flavors. You will always get some of the best deals especially for those visiting the restaurant ordering their fresh fish dishes that are very tasty.

Boardwalk Billy’s Restaurant

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For those who need a casual early dinner, this should be their restaurant of choice. Their seafood is really good. You will enjoy species of mollusks, raw Oysters which the restaurant prepares very well. In addition, they have outdoor patio where you can sit to enjoy your food while having a look at the water. During your stay, you can play some games such as beanbag toss. You will definitely enjoy yourself during your stay in the Crescent Beach area for your vacation.

Their prices during happy hour are awesome with seafood choices (about 1/2 pound of crab legs going for only $7, sushi ranging from $2.99 to $3.99). You will enjoy your time when visiting this popular area restaurant. Make sure to come early, it can fill up with lots of guests to the area later on during the day.

Flying Fish Public Market & Grill

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The restaurant specializes in offering Flounder, Cod, Sea Bass and Oysters which are excellent in terms of their flavor profile. When you visit them, you will always have a wide range of options that you can choose from when visiting the restaurant.

Eating at the Flying Fish Market & Grill will give you an experience that will live in your mind till the next visit back to the beach! All seafood they offer is perfectly seasoned and cooked fresh. You will always be happy that you will enjoy your time eating mouth-watering food during your vacation. In addition, music and live entertainment shows keep you entertained when visiting the beach for your holidays for the first time.

Eugene Platt’s Seafood

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Another amazing seafood spot is the Eugene Platt’s Seafood Market that has all you need especially when visiting the Cherry Grove area. They offer special shrimp, crab legs, calamari salad, flounder, and included cocktail sauce that you can enjoy during your stay at your condo rental. In addition, you will find that they have fair prices and their seafood is often some of the most fresh anywhere in North Myrtle Beach! While not a traditional restaurant with seating, you can take your food to-go and enjoy at your own pace.

Great restaurant to get fresh seafood! Our guests love their steamed shrimp with special ‘house’ seasoning. In terms of their prices, they often some of the best prices especially when you want to save some money during your stay at North Myrtle Beach. Apart from their excellent seafood, you can enjoy the cool climate and sea breeze during your visit.

In conclusion, the restaurants we’ve highlighted are the top 5 North Myrtle Beach seafood restaurants to visit during your vacation especially when you want to get fresh locally-caught seafood!

New Aqua Park Coming In This Year To North Myrtle Beach

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Water parks are centers of recreation, fun, happiness and a great time. Now, a fun new water park-hybrid is coming to North Myrtle Beach.
We’re proud to learn about the announcement of the arrival of a new floating aqua park on the freshwater lake at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.
We are talking about an enormous suspended playground or obstacle course. This way you and your family have the maximum fun and never, we can see it will be easy to have lots of fun at this new structure.

This water park at the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Sports Complex will be open to the general public, with the large floating complex used in part by the Shark Wake Park area across from the baseball fields. Plan a vacation this year to North Myrtle Beach and you’ll be one of the first to experience a brand-new attraction to the area.

Currently full details on hours, pricing and opening days have not been announced — stay tuned as we update this post with more information in the future.

North Myrtle Beach Surfing: Lessons & Things To Know

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When planning your trip to North Myrtle Beach, you will find it is home to the best surfing spots in East Coast for new surfers. On a typical day, the waves are of average size making it easier for the first time and less experienced surfers to navigate the waters easily and still have a great time.

The knee-high waves are best suited for body surfing which is the best place to start for those who want to become good stand-up surfers. If you have a bit of experience and would like to try standup surfing, you can keep tabs on the waves at Surf-Forecast to determine the appropriate time. Look for breaks exceeding two-to-three feet to make sure you’re poised for a fun day on the water.

Surf Lessons With North Myrtle Beach Locals

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In North Myrtle Beach, surfing lessons and surfing equipment for hire are available at Jack’s Surf Lessons, an award-winning company that has been around since 2010. The lessons are offered on a private, semi-private or group basis with each lesson taking one or two hours. With Jack’s Surf Lessons and Board Rentals, you will learn surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking. For more information on these other fun water sports, read our North Myrtle Beach kayaking guide.

You can also find surfing lessons and equipment for hire at Kokopellisurfcamp.com. With the Kokopelli Surf Camp LLC, you will learn from surfing champions such as Wyatt Todd, the 2014 East Coast Longboard record holder, and his brother Brandon Todd. The surfing boards for hire are delivered to you quickly after making an order.

While at the beach, you can also enjoy parasailing, which involves flying on a boat propelled parachute. While exploring surfing may be fun for you, not everyone in your group may want to join you — do not worry, there is plenty to do at the beach.

The weather at North Myrtle Beach is usually favorable for water sports and outdoor activities in the better part of the year. Sunshine and blue skies begin from early spring through late fall and sometimes extends deep into the Fall months. July is normally the hottest month of the year while January is the coldest. It is, therefore, advisable to visit the beach between March and November, although you will be met with much smaller beach crowds during the Winter months.

If you love scenic and historical tours, you can take a trip to the wet, wild side of Myrtle Beach. Some of the areas to visit include the Cherry Grove Beach Park, a protected environmental site and the La Belle Amie Vineyard, a pastoral family-owned winery nestled in a forest of pines and oaks. If you are wine and nature lover, the La Belle will give you a lifetime experience. The vineyard is open from Monday to Saturday and is among the best places for live music and festivals in North Myrtle Beach.

There are many other great places to visit in North Myrtle Beach for a memorable experience. The diverse culture of the east coast is in itself very exciting. If you love taking risks, the beaches along the East Coast offer some of the best water experiences.

What are you waiting for? No need to pack a surfboard, you can rent one easily and plan your trip with Grand Strand Resorts at one of our popular oceanfront condo rentals so you’re seconds from the beach. Book today and enjoy fun activities while you visit beautiful North Myrtle Beach.

 

Paddleboarding In North Myrtle Beach: Tours, Guides & Local Spots

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Paddleboarding is one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world. It combines a great full body workout with fascinating sightseeing experience. People of all ages, fitness and skill levels can enjoy paddleboarding. You can even bring your children!

North Myrtle Beach is a great place to hone your paddleboarding skills. Even the pickiest fans of different water sports choose it to enjoy their favorite pastime. Besides paddleboarding, North Myrtle Beach area offers fishing, jet skiing, and kayaking.

Take a look at the following North Myrtle Beach paddleboarding options:

Express Watersports

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If paddleboarding is not your favorite hobby yet, you probably don’t own a paddle board. Express Watersports is offering you a great variety of different paddle boards along with free water shoes/boots for an enhanced paddleboarding experience. If you are after a fun time on the water, a good paddle board will become your best friend. The rate is $25 for the 1st hour and $15 for any additional hour.

Website: http://www.expresswatersports.com/stand-up-paddle/

Jack’s Paddleboard Lessons

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If you’ve never tried paddleboarding before, don’t expect to ride like a guru. You will probably fall off the minute you climb on the board. Learning how to paddleboard on your own is not a good idea, especially if you are pressed for time. Jacks offers the services of world class paddleboarding instructors who will get you up and paddling during the very first lesson. A 2-hour group lesson will cost $60 per person.

Website: https://jackssurflessons.com/

Carolina Waterman

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If you are looking for a good paddleboard lesson package for the entire family, Carolina Waterman is offering 2-hour SUP lessons. Besides learning how to stand up on a board about 10 minutes after the lesson starts, you will find out about Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge – a great place to enjoy the nature. The cost is $50 per person.

Website: http://carolinawaterman.com

Great Escapes Paddle Board Tours

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Whether you are looking to rent a paddleboard, spend quality time paddling, or both, Great Escapes is offering a full range of services. Besides providing various paddleboards for rent, Great Escapes is arranging paddle board tours. An experienced guide will show you the way through a peaceful saltwater marsh,offer you some tips on how to tell Great Egrets from Blue Herons and give you some intriguing information about the history of the area as well as the flora and fauna you see while on the tour. The tours start at $40 per person.

Website: http://greatescapeskayak.com/paddle-board-tours-sup/

Do You Own a Paddleboard?

If you are a real fan of paddleboarding and have your very own board, there is a special place where you can launch it and enjoy the experience. If you get to Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp you won’t just enjoy a 2-lane boat launch, you’ll get a chance to use a fishing pier, visit a bird watching pavilion and get access to Heritage Shores Nature Preserve

Website: http://parks.nmb.us/parks-and-grounds/cherry-grove-park-and-boat-ramp/

North Myrtle Beach paddleboarding is a great way to spend your time and learn something new along the way so whenever your adventures take you to North Myrtle Beach, never miss an opportunity of playing this adrenaline-stimulating water sport.

Holiday Shows along The Grand Strand

Come visit the Beach and see one of the great Christmas Shows during this Holiday Season

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Carolina Opry and Alabama Theatre both have Christmas Shows for you and your family to enjoy during your stay.  We have availability for 3 nights and longer stays during the off season.  Come down and enjoy a show, do some shopping or get in a Fall round of golf at one of our many championship courses.

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Kayaking In North Myrtle Beach: The Outdoors Guide

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Kayaking is one of the most popular water sports in North Myrtle Beach It really does offer something for everyone. It is great for people who want to exercise their bones without exerting too much pressure on themselves, and those who simply crave for an exciting pastime. All you need is a kayak, or a small boat and a double-bladed oar for paddling across the water. If you’re traveling to the North Myrtle Beach area, you have several choices for water sports like fishing charters, paddle boarding, jet ski rentals or kayaking.

The following are your kayaking options in North Myrtle Beach:

Great Escapes Kayaking Tours

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A kayak is one of those things you are not likely to own so, you have to rent them whenever you need some. Great Escapes Kayak will offer you a kayak as well as a guided tour of North Myrtle Beach. They have a variety of kayaks either for your family or that special someone in your life. Stand up Paddle Boards are also exclusively available here and guided tours on the river are just a call away.

Website: http://greatescapeskayak.com/

Address: 241 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: 843-241-4588

J & L Kayak

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If you value the sense of family, this is the place to go. It is a family operated business and therefore the best placed to understand your family needs. J & L Kayak tailor their services to cater for everybody across the board, ranging from greenhorns to the experienced paddlers. Their knowledgeable guides will help you out through your kayaking experience while maintaining a friendly and family atmosphere the whole time.

Website: http://jandlkayaking.com/

Address: 4208 Exchange St., Little River, South Carolina 29566

Phone: 843-267-6816

Kokopelli Tours and Rentals

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At Kokopelli Tours and Rentals, you will enjoy private and group kayaking lessons. In addition, they can deliver kayaks and other surfing gear anywhere you want. If you love the thrill of the ocean’s great waters, you are at home here since their guides have a wide experience and are duly certified and licensed. Money is not the only thing on their radar as they strive to keep the environment clean, ensuring a safe and ecologically health surfing experience.

Website: http://kokopellisurfcamp.com

Address: 3500 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: 843-340-9565

Lighthouse Watersports

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If you are planning to spend a whole week at North Myrtle Beach, it would be prudent to seek the services of Lighthouse Watersports. This is because they offer week-long kayaking services at flat rates. At just $140, you have a whole kayak to yourself for a whole week. Tandem kayaks are available for $160, so you can have your friend or family member tag along. Nevertheless, you will have to remember to make an early booking and be available to pick your gear on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. You don’t have to pay them a visit as you can do the booking online or by telephone.

Website: http://lighthousewatersports.com/

Address: Boat Slip D #6, 4909 Fish Factory Rd, Southport, NC 28461

Phone: 910-808-1713

Have Your Own Kayak? Use The Boat Launch

If you are among the lucky few to own their own kayaks, there is nothing in North Myrtle Beach to prevent you from using it as all you need is a boat launching space. Go down 53rd Avenue North and you will find the Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp which has plenty of parking spaces, a two-lane boat launch, fishing pier and a bird-watching pavilion.

Kayaking is a popular adventure in North Myrtle Beach, where you get to explore many options for renting kayaking gear.

Things To Do This Fall in North Myrtle Beach

If you’re someone that prefers taking their vacation at the end of the season when it begins to cool off just a bit you’ll have a great selection of vacation rentals available to choose from. Most of the families with children have long returned home in time for the kids to start school and overall there’s just less bodies on the beach giving you plenty of room to spread out!

Fall in North Myrtle Beach
As Fall fast approaches there are many events taking place in the North Myrtle Beach area that you won’t want to miss out on. Below is just a short list of some of them. Keep watching (and reading) our blog and as new events are announced we will share the information with you.

August 5
First Friday Business Builder – August 2016
Location: The Conference Center at Barefoot Resort

September 2
First Friday Business Builder – September 2016
Location: The Conference Center at Barefoot Resort

September 2
Letters From Home Show – 2016
Location: Our Lady Star of the Sea Banquet Hall

September 15
Business After Hours/Coastal Carolina National Bank
Location: Coastal Carolina National Bank

September 16-17
BFF Pink Ribbon Run
Location: Barefoot Resorts

September 16-25
SOS Fall Migration

September 24
13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

September 26-October 2
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Location: Grand Strand

October 8
Cruise to the Coast Antique & Classic Car/Truck Show
Location: Barefoot Landing

October 20
Business After Hours/Baywatch
Location: Baywatch

October 29
Endless Summer Festival
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

November 26
Intracoastal Christmas Regatta/Boat Parade
Location: Waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina

December 2
Christmas Tree Lighting
Location: North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

December 3
Christmas Parade
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach